Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nigeria: PTDF Scholarship 2011/2012 for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students

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The Petroleum Technology Development Fund- PTDF is inviting applications from qualified candidates for its postgraduate - MSc & PhD - Scholarships as well as Undergraduate, under the PTDF scholarship scheme for Nigerian students.

Eligibility Requirement
Only applicants who meet the requirements below shall be shortlisted and invited for an Electronic Aptitude Test for Undergraduate and MSc, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD applicants on dates to be announced.
Undergraduate student applicants must be in their 2nd year in any of the listed Nigerian Universities below.
The Possession of a valid university admission letter is required of all PHD applicants.
PTDF will assist successful MSc/ Masters candidates in securing admission into suitable Universities (within and outside Nigeria).

Basic Requirements
A. For Undergraduate (Nigeria Only)

Possession of 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics
Must have concluded the 1 st year of their study in any of the PTDF upgraded Federal Universities listed above.
Must have scored a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on scale of 5 or 4.5 on a scale of 7 in their first Year.
Must scan and attach a copy of their admission letter.
Students admitted into the University through Direct Entry i.e. 200 level must have either of the following:
Minimum of Upper Credit at the Diploma level
Minimum of 10 points in interim Joint Matriculation Board (I.J.M.B) examination.
Minimum of 8 points at the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education -G.C.E.

B. MSc -Nigeria and Overseas
A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience
National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate
Applicants must be computer literate
Possession of O/level or credit in English language in WAEC,GCE and SSCE and
Applicants must not be above 35 years of age
Applicants without credit in English language but possess any of the following may apply
Test of English language as a foreign language (TOEFL)
G.R.E ( Graduate Record Examination)
GMAT -for Management related courses
International English Language Testing system (IEL TS) Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms:
First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
NYSC discharge certificate
WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Results or provide PIN numbers on their application forms to enable PTDF view on the relevant authority's website; and
Recent Passport Photograph
C. PhD (Nigeria and Overseas)
Applicants must be in the academics teaching oil and gas related discipline;
Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 on first degree and a good second degree certificate;
Applicants must submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection;
Applicants must include valid admission letter;
Applicants must not be over 40 years of age; and;
Applicants must include their masters degree project

Country of Study
Scholarships will be awarded for studies in the United Kingdom and upgraded Universities in Nigeria for the 2011/2012 session. However, the undergraduate level will be awarded for studies in Nigeria only.

PTDF however wishes to inform all its esteemed applicants that its Overseas Scholarship Scheme was instituted as a short term measure to address identified skills gaps, pending the outcome of the various capacity building efforts being made to enable the Nigerian universities effectively handle the onerous task of grooming qualitative professionals in the oil and gas related disciplines. With the numerous upgrade programmes executed by the Fund in some Federal Universities in Nigeria, the Fund intends to shift emphasis to training Nigerians in-country from next session. Consequently, only a limited number of candidates will be sponsored overseas and the rest in Nigerian Universities listed below.

Eligible Nigerian Universities & Respective Field of Study
African University of Science and Technology - Petroleum Eng
Institute of Petroleum Studies, Port Harcourt
University of Port Harcourt-Gas Eng
University of Ibadan- Petroleum Eng
University of Nigeria Nsukka-Geology
University of Benin- Renewable Energy
University of Jos- Mining & Geology
University of Maiduguri - Geology
Ahmadu Bello University -Chemical Eng
Usman Dan Fodio University -Industrial Chemistry
Federal University of Technology, Owerri - Applied Chemistry
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife - Geology
University of Calabar - Applied Chemistry
University of Uyo - Chemical & Petroleum Eng
Bayero University Kano -Electrical Eng
Federal University of Technology, Minna - Chemical Eng
University of Ilorin - Geology & Mineral Science

Eligible Course of Study
Applied Instrumentation and Control
Asset Engineering
Basin Evolution and Dynamics
Bio fuels Development
Diving and Underwater Technology
Energy Systems Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Remote Sensing
Fire & Explosion Engineering
Gas Engineering and Management
Gas Pipeline Economics & Engineering
Health Safety and Environment
Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics
Maritime Operations
Naval Architecture & ocean Engineering
Occupational Health & Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
Offshore and Ocean Technology
Offshore Engineering
Petroleum, Gas & Energy Engineering
Petroleum Downstream Technology
Pipeline Engineering
Power Plant Engineering
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Refinery Design and Operations
Remote sensing and computing
Safety Engineering and Risk Management
Subsea Engineering
Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)
Welding Engineering
PhD PRIORITY RESEARCH AREAS The PhD research areas in addition to the afore-listed MSc program areas may also include any of the following related areas:
Environmental Studies and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment).
Marginal Fields Development.
Flow Assurance and Pipeline Engineering.
Geology and Petroleum Geology.
Civil and Marine Engineering.
Renewable Energy.
Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology.
Refining Technology.
Ship Building & Marine Technology.

How to Apply
Application forms can be accessed online using an ATM card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated major branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc and Skye Bank Plc in all state capitals and FCT, upon the payment of a Non-Refundable sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

Who Studies Abroad in UK Universities & Who Studies in Nigeria Universities?
Candidates who attain the highest scores may be placed in UK Universities over others who perform less.

Application Deadline
The closing date for application is 31 January 2011.

1 comment :

  1. abeg try help next year's candidates, we really need the money